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Building Inspections

Buying a home is probably the largest single investment that many people will make therefore it is essential to know what you are buying.

A pre-purchase building inspection is a thorough, room-by-room, element-by-element visual inspection of the dwelling.

The inspection covers major defects, structural issues, incomplete building works, additions and improvements, serious safety hazards, major and minor defects to non structural elements and a overall condition of the dwelling. It also includes the immediate surrounds in accordance with Australian Standards A.S 4349.1.

The building consultant’s service to the purchaser is primarily one of education. The aim of the building consultant is to provide the purchaser with a better understanding of the physical condition of the property to enable them to make a well-informed decision. After the inspection is completed, a written report is prepared, documenting the results of the inspection.

“Make sure your inspections are conducted in accordance with Australian Standards”

Example of some of the areas we inspect:

INTERIOR OF BUILDING

  • Ceilings
  • Cornice
  • Walls
  • Floors
  • Windows
  • Doors and frames
  • Kitchen
  • Benchtop
  • Sink/taps
  • Laundry
  • Floor
  • Taps
  • Tubs/cabinet
  • Bathroom
  • Floor
  • Cistern and pan
  • Bidet
  • Taps
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Vanity
  • Washbasin
  • Ventilation
  • Smoke Detectors

 

EXTERIOR OF BUILDING

  • Walls
  • External finishes
  • Timber or steel frames and structures
  • External cladding
  • Window flashings visible, mouldings and sills
  • Chimneys
  • Stairs
  • Balconies, verandahs, patios & decks
  • Suspended-concrete floors
  • Pergolas

SITE

  • Car accommodation
  • Detached Laundry
  • Ablution facilities
  • Garden sheds
  • Small retaining walls (non-structural)
  • Driveways
  • Paths
  • Steps
  • Fencing
  • Surface water drainage

SUB-FLOOR SPACE

  • Bearers or joists
  • Timber framing
  • Piers/stumps
  • Dampness and damp damage
  • Drainage
  • Ventilation
  • Cracked or leaking pipes
  • Debris

ROOF EXTERIOR

  • Roof
  • Skylights, vents and flues
  • Valleys
  • Guttering
  • Downpipes
  • Eaves

ROOF SPACE

  • Roof framing
  • Roof covering
  • Insulation
  • Sarking
  • Party walls


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